[scribus] Best Linux distro for Scribus

John Jason Jordan johnxj at comcast.net
Sun Nov 29 19:22:29 CET 2009

Already been there. Spent a couple days trying out Sidux. Xfce is
tolerable, but I just can't love KDE. It's a matter of personal taste,
so there's no point in arguing with me. :)

I'm currently trying OpenSuse. But this morning I restarted the
computer and the window manager failed to load. Right back to the
problems I had with Debian testing (twice) and Fedora 12. All three use
the new version of Gnome 2.8.0 or 2.8.1. So does Karmic Koala. It is
becoming obvious that there is some obscure bug in the latest Gnome
that is being triggered by something that I am installing. It's not
Scribus, because I installed Scribus yesterday morning and have
rebooted numerous times since without issue.

So far I kind of like OpenSuse, and it reputedly plays well with
Scribus. Since I've been bitten by the same Gnome bug four times now, I
am going to reformat and install OpenSuse 11.1, which uses the previous
version of Gnome.

On Sun, 29 Nov 2009 16:27:03 +0000
Figaro <marquiseduchatelet at charter.net> wrote:

> John,
> Take a serious look at sidux.
> http://www.sidux.com
> I'm certain you'll find a home.
> matthew
> John Jason Jordan wrote:
> > Please, this is a serious question, and I will be annoyed if it turns
> > into a flame war.
> > 
> > I know there have been discussions in the past of the problems with Qt
> > in a certain distro. I won't name it, but it starts with U.
> > 
> > I have been happily using that distro for several years, but have
> > recently decided it's time to expand my horizons. 
> > 
> > I dimly recall from discussions here that the three most strongly
> > recommended distros for Scribus are Fedora, Debian and OpenSuse. 
> > 
> > I love Debian package management, so I installed Debian testing.
> > Unfortunately, there is a bug in Gnome 2.28.x that causes the user to
> > lose the desktop, window manager and panels. I spent days trying to
> > find a workaround or repair it, and finally gave up. Then I installed
> > Debian unstable, only to have it fail to boot. Plus, the only good
> > thing I could say about testing is that it has great package
> > management. Otherwise it is not very polished.
> > 
> > Two days ago I installed Fedora 12. Just now I lost the window manager
> > and panels again. Sure enough, it uses Gnome 2.28.0. 
> > 
> >>From past experience it is unrepairable unless I reinstall. And then it
> > will just happen again.
> > 
> > I have no idea why it happens to me. It must be some application that I
> > install. But I do know that I absolutely need all the applications I
> > install. So if a distro can't handle one of them, then it's not the
> > distro for me.
> > 
> > For the current saga I bought a new hard disk for my laptop. My old
> > hard disk with the U distro is sitting on the shelf. I can always go
> > back to it. But I want to move on.
> > 
> > Oh, and I have tried and tried to love KDE, but it is hopeless. I just
> > can't stand looking at it.
> > 
> > So is OpenSuse my next stop? Or what?
> > 
> > 
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